Richard Womack

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Richard Womack
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 18
Incumbent
In office
January 14, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$148/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolBenton High School (1993)
Bachelor'sOuachita Baptist University (1997)
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Richard Womack is a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 18. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

Womack earned his degree from Ouachita Baptist University.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Womack served on the following committees:

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Joint Performance Review
Public Health, Welfare and Labor
City, County and Local Affairs
Legislative Joint Auditing

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Womack's website highlights the following campaign themes:[2]

Pro-Life

  • Excerpt: "If you believe in the sanctity of human life, if you would like to see Roe v. Wade overturned, if you would like to see Arkansas be the first state to tell Washington, “We are not murderers. We value our citizens (even the pre-term ones),” then vote for me to be YOUR representative in the house."

Jobs/Taxes

  • Excerpt: "As every family around knows, everything is easier with a little more money in our pockets. We all live on a sensible budget and it is time that our government joined us on it. I hope that I can take that sense of fiscal responsibility from your neighborhood to the Arkansas House of Representatives."

Healthcare

  • Excerpt: "I will promise to work diligently with anyone who is genuinely interested in doing the tough work to reform our current system so that first-class medical care is available to anyone who needs it."

Social Programs

  • Excerpt: "I think that one of the greatest things about this country and state is that we care for our own. Problems arise through the abuse of programs when people go from taking a helping hand to reliance."

Elections

2014

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arkansas House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 20, 2014; a runoff election will take place where necessary on June 10, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 3, 2014. Damon Daniels was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Richard Womack was unopposed in the Republican primary. Daniels will face Womack in the general election.[3][4]

2012

Womack ran in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 18. Womack ran unopposed in the May 22 Republican primary and defeated Fred Harris (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 18, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRichard Womack 52.8% 5,865
     Democratic Fred W. Harris 47.2% 5,247
Total Votes 11,112

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Womack is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Womack raised a total of $34,363 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 7, 2013.[8]

Richard Womack's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State House, District 18 Won $34,363
Grand Total Raised $34,363

2012

Womack won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Womack raised a total of $34,363.
Arkansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Richard Womack's campaign in 2012
Mountaire Corp$2,000
House Republican Caucus$2,000
Clark County Republican Cmte$2,000
Cabe, Charles$1,250
Mcdonalds Local Owner Operators of Arkansas$1,250
Total Raised in 2012$34,363
Source:Follow the Money

Scorecards

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2013

In 2013, the 89th Arkansas State Legislature was in session from January 14 through May 17.[9]

Legislators are scored on their votes on the principles the Advance Arkansas Institute seeks to promote: free markets, individual liberty and limited transparent government.
Legislators are scored on the bills that the CFC found most important.
Legislators are scored on the bills specifically supported by Arkansas Learns.

Personal

Womack and his wife have seven children.[10]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Toni Bradford (D)
Arkansas House of Representatives District 18
2013–present
Succeeded by
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